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SUNDANCE SLIMS DOWN: While the Park City, Utah-based Sundance Institute has a full, star-studded lineup of indies in competition at next month’s festival, the number of Hollywood and New York press and publicists attending could be down this year due to snipped budgets. At least one New York-based film public relations firm decided to scrap the fest, with more likely to follow. Hotels and condominiums, which usually require up-front, nonrefundable payment for the full Jan. 15 to 25 run of the fest, regardless of how many nights customers actually stay, are now offering rooms for any number of nights at considerably lower rates. While small exclusive events for talent agencies and films are still on the table, large-scale bashes that usually pack hundreds of people into Main Street’s largest venues could lessen. “I think [the economic crisis] will actually cut out a lot of the events and people that didn’t need to be there anyway,” said one publicist. “You’ll still see Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher there.” Even Anna Wintour is said to be touching down in the Rockies, for the premiere of the documentary, “The September Issue.”

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